Which Children’s Book Character Are You?

Kid’s books are bursting at the seams with memorable characters who have BIG personalities. But which of the following do you most resemble?

6 Jaw-Dropping Locations in Children’s Books

Because sometimes it’s not only who the character is and what they do, but where they do it….

Why Bribing Kids to Read Doesn’t Work

Lots of well-intentioned moms and dads fall into the same trap while trying to persuade their kids to read. If only parenting was really that easy….

6 Awesome Graphic Novels for Children

The ultimate tonic for reluctant readers (and a visual treat for any pair of eyes), graphic novels are growing more popular every year. Here are some of the best ones for tweenagers.

Spare a Dime for American Preschoolers?

For such a wealthy nation, America lurks way behind other developed countries in looking out for preschool-aged children. That’s why Book Trust is trying to plug the gap.

10 Book Characters (Surprisingly) Based on Real People

Peek beneath the imaginations of the greatest writers and you’ll find…the real people they based their characters on.

Whatever Happened to Kindergarten?

It’s official: Kindergarten is the new first grade. And for any number of reasons, that’s just a bad idea.

Nine Fabulous Opening Lines in Kid’s Books

…because no child is even going to reach the second line if the first one doesn’t reel them in. Here are some of the very best.

‘The kids can’t believe they’ll get free books’

For some kids, even the idea of Book Trust – free books, every month! – sounds literally too good to be true. Grace, an elementary school teacher, wrote to tell us …MORE ››

Speak Full Sentences Good

Many young children struggle with speaking full sentences, and this is a big problem – because the importance of spoken vocabulary in a child’s education cannot be overstated.

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